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Oriental pied hornbill
I read so much about these beautiful birds before my trip to Asia. That day, I took pics of Purple Herons and Kingfishers, I suddenly noticed some noise in the bg and turned around just to see that four of them showed up. Luckily, could I get some distant shots of them. Later in January, could I get further pictures of the same species, in Vietnam.
Birders in Malaysia told me that they are sometimes shot when they fly from one habitat/NP to another habitat/NP.
Interesting @ https://kidadl.com/animal-facts/oriental-pied-hornbill-facts
Hornbill trade is as well a crime @ https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/malaysian-hornbill-bust-reveals-live-trafficking-trend-in-southeast-asia/
Habitat
Subtropical broadleaf forests, secondary forests, plantations and woodlands.
Location
Kuala Selangor, Selangor river
Date taken
December 2019
Scientific name
Anthracoceros albirostris
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Opus Editor
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A smashing image of this Hornbill JB!! Captured beautifully buddy!
 
they're so beautiful, too sad that they are shot; a marvelous photo, excellent head turn, JB, top marks, many tfs!!
 
Opus Editor
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A nice number two in your triple play for the day!

Thanks for sharing them with us.
 

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